How do you relieve the stress? - page 2

It feels like I have fighter jets in my stomach!!! Countdown to first day of school ~ 5 days Yesterday, I retired from my 18 yr career. Yeah for me! Today, I find my self nervous and excited... Read More

  1. by   WDWpixieRN
    Good luck with this....I am finishing up my second week of school and only 'maybe' starting to settle down a little bit. I had worked in my IT position for 6 years and thought I was lucky enough to find a part-time position elsewhere in the company, only to realize on day one of NS that the schedule wouldn't work out with practicum and lab hours!! I stressed for 3 days before calling to quit; I felt horrible, but when I found myself debating the merits of spending anymore money on school 'in case it didn't work out', I realized I wasn't giving myself my best shot. Once I quit, I started feeling a lot less stress, but still lost about 5 lbs. last week (seriously!)....I got on the scale today and am down another 3....this is NOT good!! (Although I could stand to lose another 30 and still be easy to find in the dark).

    Now that I'm getting a little more into the swing of things, and have reconciled myself to living off of the student loan I took out "in case" and my small savings, I'm feeling a lot better and am starting to really enjoy school. We had our clinical orientation yesterday and I really can't wait to get out there to start learning!!

    I think exercise will be a good thing and I LOVE the yoga advice!! I saw a new studio not far from my home a few weeks ago and I think I'll go check it out!!

    Best wishes!!
  2. by   scotland
    I am a student nurse in Scotland UK, nearing the end of a long and hard 3 years, but well worth the effort, I love the job.

    To relieve stress I took up horse riding, I now have a share, 3 days a week of a wonderfull horse, and I find nothing relieves stress like grooming my lovely boy.
  3. by   MuddaMia
    :biere: <---First I take my hubby out for a little de-stress date, I will let the following smilies tell how I let some of my stress go... wink
    :icon_hug: ........ ...... ...........................

    Quote from Ingrid m
    How do you find yourself working out your stress?
    Last edit by MuddaMia on Sep 3, '06
  4. by   Ingrid m
    Quote from MuddaMia
    :biere: <---First I take my hubby out for a little de-stress date, I will let the following smilies tell how I let some of my stress go... wink
    :icon_hug: ........ ...... ...........................

    Hey, I like that method! It includes the "all important" exercise too.

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